A collaborative approach to Advanced Product Quality Planning
Stop paying lip-service to your APQP / PPAP process. Bring teams together in a dedicated real-time conversation for every record. When teams can collaborate asynchronously, monitor progress in real-time, and get feedback quickly, wasted time gets eliminated. The result is that APQP is actually easier to do and gets done properly.
The Unifize APQP solution is versatile, straightforward, and easy to use. All five stages of the APQP process are laid out in clearly demarcated checklist sections. Each stage has forms for comments, data and files. Dedicated sub processes like DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM/A are carried in related parallel processes you you can independently assign accountability, and track their progress. All collaborators are able to view updates to data, files and forms in the conversation history so they can make suggestions in real-time.
The solution is also comprehensive. AIAG checklists, sample formats and guides are available at the click of a button so you don’t have to leave the tools. Manage documents and file versions within each record. Send emails to suppliers or customers from/to the conversation. All data rolls up to report views and customizable dashboards, which make managing multiple processes and teams easy.
Built for APQP
Manages the 6-stage APQP process, along with related activities and tasks:
- Preparation for APQP
- Planning & definition
- Product design & development
- Process design & development
- Product & process validation
- Feedback assessment & corrective actions
Key capabilities - we've covered everything
A dedicated place for every APQP
Every APQP is a distinct real-time, asynchronous conversation with an owner, status and participants.
Create a cross-functional team
Each APQP can automate adding a team and assigning ownership. Or add/remove participants at any time.
Control documents and submissions
Each stage of the APQP has a section on the checklist for relevant documents to be uploaded and managed.
Collaborative DFMEA and PFMEA
FMEA/DFMEA are separate but related conversations, meaning you can have a different team and track status for each one.
Enable approval workflows
Management can be looped in at any stage to get updates on progress and provide traceable approvals.
Bring the Voice-of-Customer closer
Relevant VOCs / complaints can be attached and customer clarifications sought from within the conversation.
Manage accountability for each stage
By assigning ownership at each stage of the APQP, you can make sure that everyone is on the same page.
Manage and release control plans
Create and collaborate on PDF versions of control plans and manage version history in the conversation.
Project manage all tasks in one place
View completeness of all deliverables easily in one place. Tag anyone on your team when you need intervention.
View APQP processes on dashboards
Dive into any process that seems to be blocked. Spot time trends. Compare data. Create a traceable history
Prioritize in intelligent control center
View all updates in minutes. Identify what's pending or critical in one place and dive into conversations as required.
3x reduction in process cycle times
85% fewer email follow-ups
Drive single-point accountability
70% fewer meetings and prep. time
100% visibility on a single system
Collaborate around processes faster and more effectively
Focus on one objective at a time with a distinct conversation for every process record
Improve response times and reduce email clutter with real-time, asynchronous chat
Measure wasted time in conversations using for every record
Drive ownership across multiple teams
Get the right people focusing on the right problem with a dedicated team for every record
Increase accountability and improve outcomes with negotiable & transparent ownership
Identify bottlenecks and balance your team’s load using owner-wise progress charts
Improve speed and reduce errors with collaborative data entry
Bring data collection to every conversation using configurable forms
Identify data errors in real-time using conversational data-entry notifications
Improve traceability and compliance using printable forms and QR codes that permanently link back to Unifize
Increase engagement inside and outside the organization
Work from the shop floor, the office or remotely on a cloud-based mobile and desktop application
Extend the application to suppliers and customers using interactive emails and compact partner portals
Measure adoption and usage of individuals across multiple usage parameters with user analytics
Help your team know what to do, when and why
Bring clarity to every team member on their pending tasks and priorities on the intelligent control center
Enable better context and eliminate conflicts with flexible due dates, status and priority
Reduce the headache of coordinating and following up with proactive, automated reminders
Get end-to-end visibility of all conversations and process data
Understand processes and progress trends using configurable charts and dashboards
Dive deeper into roadblocks or data using drill-down snapshots and click-through conversations
Conduct further analysis on your favorite tools by downloading to spreadsheets
Get setup or modify any process with a few clicks
Easily map to your existing processes and make rapid changes with configurable process templates
Enable data collection by adding configurable forms to each process
Create workflows with automatic team creation, custom statuses, and process triggers
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